Chalk Paint is a great choice for painting on furniture, cabinets, and more. We have used it to create many wonderful pieces of art. One of the most important reasons why we use it to stain wood is that it gives us the freedom to decide how light or dark we want the wood to be. We also love that with the 64 color choices from Dixie Belle Paint Company, you can get any color of stain that will fit your style.
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If you are anything like my family we have run out of our store bought chalk and due to the Covid19 Pandemic we will not be going into the stores to find more! Yes, we could order online but..... I need an activity to entertain them now! So, we are going to combine a little art, a little science and a lot of fun to make our very own sidewalk chalk! Don't Panic....it really is not that difficult to do and my kids aged toddler and up love it! You probably have most of the supplies around your home! Let's Check.....
2-3 Tablespoons of Washable Tempera Paint
1/2 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Plaster of Paris
Mold (Toilet paper role, soap box, toy, container etc.)
Zip Lock Bag (optional)
Step 1: Put 2-3 Tablespoons of Washable Paint in a Bowl for mixing
Step 2: Add 1/2 Cup of Water
Step 3: Add 3/4 a cup of Plaster of Paris
Mix all together well!
Step 4: To prepare your mold make sure to line with parchment or wax Paper so that the chalk wont dry to the cardboard etc.!
Step 5: Pour or scoop your chalk into the molds!
Step 6: Let Dry 12-15 Hours... It is important for it dry completely or it will crumble
Step 7: Enjoy Creating Your Masterpiece!
We hope this helps you create a little happy in your day!
Why do People use Chalk Paint on Furniture?
There are many different types of paint you can use on furniture so why do so many DIYers and Furniture Painters choose Chalk Paint (and no we do not mean the black Chalk Board Paint from school!)? We are going to answer that question but first let us take you on a brief journey down our path toward becoming chalk mineral painters and eventually Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint retailers. Check out more information about Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint HERe.
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